Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 87
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomePro Exactly what we needed
This Werner Compact Attic Ladder is great when you have limited access space to your attic. The ladder is narrow and light but still feels solid when I'm standing on it. I'm challenging the 250 max... I like the handrail but am thinking about removing it as it does block some of my access opening. I might also remove the upper stop tabs so the ladder top sits more flush with the attic floor. Will decide on these adjustments after I bring up a couple boxes and tubs. Make sure to use 3/4 plywood around the attic floor opening where you will attach the ladder. You will appreciate the extra support it give. Overall, it is pretty simple to assemble and install. As other reviews noted, it was a bit challenging to distinguished between the various sized nuts, bolts and screws without having a metric ruler. That is the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars...
February 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jhheater Given returned merchandise
Obviously given a returned item. Ladder not packaged and missing parts. Returned ladder.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LB attic ladder
Put in exsisting hole in ceiling. Ladder installed quickly with just 4 screws in hinges and then spring arm mounted easily. Bought larger hinges to mount to existing frame that had to screw above Sheetrock ceiling. Just trimmed existing trim molding for door to open with saw.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sparky been waiting for a little attic ladder like this for a long time
instructions are very informative although still takes some skills to put in correctly. all in all very good little attic ladder. works great and fits in a tight space. because it is very light weight and small it can't hold a lot of weight but you really shouldn't be putting that heavy of items in the attic anyway.
October 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sam Good ladder, parts should have been labeled.
The ladder is light. It took a couple of hours to install.
The parts are not labeled. The installation instructions manual should have the actual size picture of the screws to avoid confussion and guessing.
Other than that, good product.
February 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Xxx Attic stairs
Great set of stairs for a small area! Easy to pull down and use!
March 1, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JC OPEN before you go home
Let me start off by saying with a small attic opening you are limited to either this product or products that cost 4x's as much. That being said you get what you pay for. I would just hope my experience helps someone else and save them from my frustration going back and forth to Home Depot 3 times in a 3 hr span.(note HD is 25 min one way from my house.) The first product I bought I did not inspect in the store thinking it's a metal ladder not something fragile. Well, I was wrong I got home went to put the slides on that allow it to slide up and down the track to go in and out of the attic. Well the left slide was bent in two different locations which would not allow it to function properly. No big deal things happen just take it back and exchange for another. Get to HD exchange it grab another and inspect the slide rail (if you plan on inspecting it's the longest of the three ladder pieces) first one I grab has a slight kink in it, push it aside and grab another nice and straight. Go to the return isle tell them about the other one and exchange for the one I'm holding. Thinking awesome let's get back to work. Drive home open the "new" one and the foot rail is bent at a 30 degree angle.(you can't tell this without opening it because it's covered by about a foot of cardboard) I am now mad, back to HD AGAIN. Drive all the way there they give me a look like "you're back again?" I show them the bend in the leg and again oblige to grab another. This time pass the already kinked one I pushed aside earlier (nice to see it was removed from the rack) Grab another one and inspect it up and down in the aisle. Again, exhange it even cut open the plastic to inspect all the guide rails/ladder pieces in the return aisle. All perfectly straight, awesome I'm home free. I get to my truck place the ladder in the back seat so this fragile piece of aluminum doesn't crush like a beer can.(questioning if it will support my weight at this point, but figure heck I'm not spending $400 on a new one and I can't cut a bigger opening let's go with it) As I set it in my back seat the plastic foot tread piece falls off in my hands. At this point I figure this is as good as I'm going to get I'll just duck tape it on. So, long story short INSPECT this thing before you leave the parking lot.so you don't go back and forth to HD. As much as I feel like a kid in a candy store at HD, too much candy can make you sick.
March 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KB Great Attic ladder for small access wholes
For the price (<$100) this is an excellent attic ladder. It is ideal for my small attic access whole (30" x 30" ). If you have a much bigger whole this ladder could still be used, but you might consider other options.
It was very easy to install and easy to use. Replacing the original drywall door was the most challenging part, installing the ladder itself was easy. Adding flooring was also easy but a big job (I added over 300 sq ft).
The ladder is well made (all aluminium construction) and perfect for infrequent use. It is not made for daily use, but for my use, accessing the attic less than once a month, it is perfect. I will say the that the plastic slides employed to allow the ladder to slide in and out of the attic are fairly fragile but should last for decades if used carefully. I could see them breaking if the ladder is twisted or improperly used (all the latches must be in place before climbing).
I liked this ladder so much and the ability to easily store stuff in the attic that I cut another attic access whole to a section of my attic not accessible from the original whole and purchased a second ladder.
February 10, 2016